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With the anniversary of D-Day once again upon us, I’m reminded of a trip to my dads recently. He was watching a Robert Mitchum movie titled ‘Winds of War.’ In it, after the attack on Pearl we get to hear the famous ‘Day of Infamy’ speech wherein FDR states;

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And, while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has therefore undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense, that always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

How inspiring… or not. More than six decades have passed since the attack on Pearl Harbor and we know know that then President FDR, was full of stinking shit. It opens with the ‘United States was at peace with that nation’ only… FDR had been waging economic warfare on Japan since early in 1941. FDR also knew about the likely attack on Pearl ahead of time and could have warned Pearl, but chose not to. Why? Because the American people wanted no part of another European war. FDR wanted in the war and the only way to do so was with some dead American’s.

The attack on December 7, 1941 wasn’t a surprise, it wasn’t unprovoked, and FDR and his administration were not deceived by the Japanese. Perhaps FDR’s foulest claim, was that this kind of treachery would never happen to the American people again. Our ancestors were duped into entering WW2 through treacherous deceit. They were again treacherously deceived into entering the war in Vietnam then later into the first Gulf War.

We were treacherously deceived about OBL’s involvement with 9/11 and do I really have to mention the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Treachery and deceit are what the US government is all about.